George ClooneyWhile campaigning for the Presidency, Bill Clinton admitted to smoking marijuana in his youth -- but wouldn't admit to inhaling -- and later it took him a really long time and a DNA-stained dress to get him to admit to his sexual indecencies. George W. Bush admitted to abusing alcohol until age 40. In 2008, Barack Obama admitted to smoking pot in his younger days -- and even to inhaling.
How politically detrimental are bad behaviors like sexual promiscuity, adultery, and alcohol and drug abuse to the American people when it comes to the President of the United States? Well, actor George Clooney, who many have celebrated in recent years for his political activism, seems to think these sinful notches in a person's personal life matter -- a lot! So much that, based on the way he's lived his life, he doesn't think he could even "qualify" to run for a political office.
Hmm, does he know the same politicians that I know?
In the recent issue of Newsweek magazine, George Clooney expressed his thoughts about running for office and why he doesn't think he'd make it:
I didn’t live my life in the right way for politics, you know. I f--ked too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that’s the truth.
Oh! And a bold truth at that. But at least he's honest and up front about it, right? So as long as he keeps the chicks out of the Oval Office (eh em) and the drug use in the past, then what's the big deal?
A smart political campaigner, Clooney believes:
... would start from the beginning by saying, "I did it all. I drank the bong water. Now let’s talk about issues." That’s gonna be my campaign slogan: "I drank the bong water."?
So what kind of person do you think makes the best kind of political candidate -- one who has lived a morally sound life, one who pretends to have lived a morally sound life, or one who admits her faults and shortcomings from the start? I'm definitely not holding my breath for the first kind of candidate, and I'm surely not fond of straight-up lies. I'd have to say the latter candidate works just fine for me. Please, just admit you're not perfect and then keep it together while you're serving the country.
Political parties aside, would you vote for George Clooney (or another candidate with a less than glorious past) for office, despite his sinful past?
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